Damage from snow storms, freezing temperatures, wind, ice, as well as other severe winter conditions can cause havoc on roofing systems. Major roof leaks, missing or damaged vents, missing or damaged shingles or sheet metal repairs, fascia boards, damaged gutters and downspouts due to ice, damaged roof pieces and other repairs can occur during winter and are all areas in which we specialize and can properly restore your roofing system.
Roof ventilation and insulation are key to a properly functioning house
An important factor in roof system durability is proper ventilation. Proper attic ventilation prevents heat and moisture build up and prevents structural damage caused by moisture. Without it, it would cause rafters and sheathing to deteriorate, shingles to buckle and most insulation would lose its effectiveness. Proper ventilation increases roofing material longevity, lowers energy consumption and enhances comfort levels in the entire home as well as in multi-unit buildings.
A properly constructed attic has free air flow, insulation and ventilation and consists of the following:
- Has at least an inch between the insulation and roof sheathing;
- Has open spaces to allow air to pass in and out;
- Has a gap-free layer of insulation on the attic floor to minimize heat gain or loss;
- Has a vapor retarder underneath the insulation to stop moisture from reaching the attic.
Yes, roofing problems can have a detrimental effect on roofing systems:
Sun: Heat and ultraviolet rays cause roofing materials to deteriorate.
Wind: High winds can lift roofing materials and force water and debris underneath.
Rain: When water gets underneath shingles, it can cause the roof structure to rot. Moisture encourages mildew and rot, including walls, ceilings, insulation and electrical systems.
Snow and ice: Ice dams block drainage into the gutter. Water backs up under roofing materials and may seep into the interior.
Condensation: Builds up from warm, moisture-laden air which promotes decay of wood sheathing and rafters and exacerbates weakening of the structure.
Moss and algae: Moss can grow on moist wood shingles and shakes and holds moisture to a roof system's surface. Algae grows in damp, shaded areas on wood or asphalt shingle roofs and creates a black-green stain.
Trees and leaves: Touching branches will scratch and gouge roofing materials especially when they are blown by the wind. Falling branches can damage, even puncture, roofing materials. Leaves stuck in gutters block drainage.
Missing or torn shingles: Missing, worn, lose, split, deteriorated or torn shingles allow water to enter through the roof’s structure and cause damage.
Flashing deterioration: Most roof leaks are really flashing leaks. Roof flashing should be tight, especially around chimneys, vents, skylights and wall/roof junctions.
Roof systems should be checked as part of a bi-annual roof inspection and gutter cleaning.
How can we help you be prepared?
- By preventing damage by conducting a regular inspection;
- By providing repairs when required, or;
- By installing a new roof system when needed.
Here are additional reasons why homeowners chose us:
- We're a GAF Roof certified contractor
- We're an Owens Corning Preferred roofing contractor
- We're a DaVinci Masterpiece Roofing contractor
- We have a GAF TPO certification
- We have a Roof Coating certification
- We have a Leaf Relief, Rain Guard, Air Vent and Raindrop Gutter Guards certification
- We're licensed, insured and bonded
- We've maintained excellent customers service
- We have an excellent workmanship record
- We specialize in big projects: roof installations on commercial, industrial buildings and special-use properties
- We specialize in single-family house roof replacements
- We've completed numerous roof installations on special-use buildings
- We've completed roof installations on multi-family (condominium and townhouse) properties
We offer all types of residential and commercial roofing systems and services:
- Shingles, slate, metal, wood
- Flat and sloped roofing systems
- Tear offs and full replacement
- New construction
- Inspections, maintenance, roof leaks, damages and repairs
- Attic ventilation
- Gutters and downspouts
- Soffit and fascia
Winter damage and roof repairs
Your roof should last up to about 15 years if not more, depending on the manufacturer, material, style, installation and regular maintenance and care before it needs complete replacement. However, you will most likely need a new roof installation when you start to see problems such as the severe roof sagging or curling, stained or missing shingles, visible rot or mold growth and visible water stains on walls and ceilings.
Depending on the manufacturer and its requirements, you should have a biennial exterior inspection done, unless otherwise specified in your roof warranty documents. We suggest at least an annual and thorough exterior inspection of your roof and home.
During inspections, we check attic ventilation, look for evidence of leaks and seepage, inspect your gutters, downspouts, soffit and fascia boards, vents, and other areas to keep your roof and exterior elements in good form.
We work with property management companies, HOAs, homeowners, various organizations to deliver complete roof replacement services. We will help you choose which roofing system will best meet your needs, as well as energy efficiency, environmental impact, design, type, color and style, and so much more!
Providing top-rated brands, such as GAF, Owens Corning and Davinci, roof consultation services as well as our roof design concepts, all mean you do not have to worry because we have you covered with all of your exterior home improvement needs.
Contact us today to schedule a no obligation consultation. If your roof was damaged due to severe weather, it is the ideal time to contact us to inspect your roofing system as part of your regular maintenance routine. We provide a 5-year work guarantee on all roof replacement jobs.
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